A quick post to wave out the month, the year, the decade. I am delighted that this New Year's Eve coincides with a "blue moon" -- a thirteenth full moon in a year (which happens because the lunar cycle is 29ish days and our calendar months have mostly more days than that. Same way you sometimes get three biweekly paydays in a month).
I will be making some changes to the blog in the New Year. I've started getting a lot of spam in the comments -- especially on the older posts, it's getting insane -- and it's taking too much of my time to reject and/or delete them. So I think that beginning soon, I'll have to implement that word verification thingy. I will continue to accept anonymous comments because some of my favorite readers post anonymously (though it would help distinguish you from other anonymous commenters if you used a consistent initial, or something). I do hope you won't stop commenting for the sake of the word verification. I have little enough feedback as it is. Sniffle.
So - My very best to each of you, friends in person and online, and who comment, or who don't. I hope your holidays were all joyous, and that having them over with is joyous, and that the New Year brings you all good things. Here's to a blue moon and a new decade -- second chances and fresh beginnings.